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Seonaid McIntosh fails to qualify for Women’s 50m Three-position Rifle final

An update from Jasper Fellows

Seonaid McIntosh

Seonaid McIntosh took to the range for Team GB’s final shooting event of the 2020 Olympic Games. Over the course of the qualification event the Scottish top shot scored an impressive 1167/1200.

Unfortunately, thanks to phenomenal shooting from so many ladies on the day, Seonaid fell short of the 1171/1200 needed to secure a position in the final event.

Of those who did make it into the final, Switzerland’s Nina Christen shot the best, with an Olympic Record score of 463.9 allowing her to claim her second Olympic medal of the games, having previously won the bronze at the Women’s 10m Air rifle event earlier in the week.

Following closely behind was the Russian Olympic Committee’s Yulia Zykova and Yulia Karimova who scores of 461.9 and 450.3 allowed them to claim the silver and bronze medals respectively.

As we have seen time and again in Japan, those who made it into the final, and those who did not, were separated by a hair’s width, quite literally when it comes to the kind of accuracy on display during this rifle event.

While Seonaid may not have medalled at this year’s games, the European Champion will no doubt be looking ahead to take on the world once again at Paris 2024. As will the rest of Team GB as the shooting events conclude at this year’s historically delayed Olympic Games.

A full report on the shooting events at the Tokyo Olympics will be published in the next issue of Sporting Gun magazine.